We’ve completed a successful first week and like most of us, our guys are stuffed at the end of the day, but not with turkey!
Here are the latest photos:
You may remember that we introduced Allie, aka Seneca Up Your Alley, fourth generation OFA Excellent, a few months ago?
Here’s a pic of Allie to jog your memory … and here’s a recap: Her sire is CH Seneca Minnesota Razzle CDX RE AXP AJP. Razzle is OFA Good and both his parents are OFA Excellent. Her dam is CH Seneca You Will Fancy This. Fancy is OFA Excellent and her parents are OFA Fair and OFA Excellent. If this all sounds a bit familiar, Allie’s older brother is last year’s new Champion; you can visit him here and see more photos of Allie’s family: https://smartairedales.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/new-champion-seneca-the-new-jack/
Now we have the happy news that Allie has her first litter, eight fine puppies of 5 female and 3 male, delivered last night in the final hours of Nov 16th. If you look carefully, you can see all eight colors of ribbons which serve as their name until they get better ones. Here’s the stats:
5:46 pm Blue male 9.25 oz
6:21 pm Pink female 13.00 oz
7:05 pm Gold female 10.75 oz
7:40 pm Yellow female 12.00 oz
8:05 pm Green male 11.25 oz
8:45 pm Scarlet female 10.75 oz
10:25 pm Purple male 10.00 oz
10:40 pm Orange female 9.75 oz
I sleep in a room right next to the puppies and check them often during the night and throughout the day. All are strong and nursing vigorously; Allie is a wonderful mama dog. Here a final shot of the proud parent.
On my next postings, I will cover our new and improved whelping furnishings, the sire of these fine puppies and his family ties, as well as other notes and observations as these little ones grow bigger. Feel free to visit my earlier posts to see previews of development.
In closing, it’s too bad that these little ones just couldn’t be born fast enough for some folks. We had to return some deposits lately due to the time required to produce a puppy–you just can’t rush something like this. So, we do have a few more reservation openings available if you are looking for a best friend ever!